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Included in the Prayers of the Mass


Saturday and Sunday Mass Celebrations

Have Begun.

Saturday:  4:30 p.m. (doors will open at 4:10 p.m.)

Sunday:  8:30 and 10:30 a.m. (doors will open at 8:10 and
10:10 a.m.)

We are currently in the state's "Green Phase."   Please note
the following, some of which are revisions to the "Yellow Phase"
instructions :


o The daily 8:00 a.m. Mass has been suspended and will restart
on Monday, August 31. Doors will open (Orange St., center only)
at 7:45 a.m.

      Mass begins at 8:00 a.m. no rosary or group prayers
preceding the Liturgy; communion will be distributed after
the Liturgy (just as Sunday Mass).

      The Tuesday evening Mother of Perpetual Help novena has
been cancelled until further notice.


o Attendees must continue to wear masks upon entering
the church.

o If you are aware, or are displaying signs of, any
communicable disease please do not enter and join the
others in the church.

o The elevator is now available for service.  The diocesan
offices have directed that there be 1 occupant at a time in the
elevator.  Please be responsible and follow that directive. 
The elevator will be cleaned before each liturgy, a disinfectant
spray will be in the elevator for the rider's added protection.

o Father O'Brien has opted that lay lectors will NOT read
at the Masses until further notice.  The "Green Guidelines"
defer the decision to the pastor.

o Altar servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion will not participate in Liturgies.

o The distribution of communion will continue to take place
after the liturgy of the Mass.

o There is no established schedule for confessions in the church.
Continue to call the rectory for an appointment.

o The use of musicians and group singing will not yet take place.

o Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will NOT take
communion to shut-ins at this time.


Please use the following link or below under the "Update of Friday,

May 29, 2020" heading, Our Parish in the "Yellow Phase"

where details of the re-opening will be explained.


Please pray for those who died in May–July:

Norman J. Bell, Sr., John Lee, William A. "Bill" McGinley,
Joseph Meyer, Richard Lynn Rothan,
and Gloria Stoffa-McGeehan



Update of Friday, August 7, 2020:

The parish office in the rectory is closed to visitors until further notice.

MThe business hours remain Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

MCall (717) 394-0669 during business hours; email the office at sickes@stanthonylancaster.com

The Tuesday evening Mother of Perpetual Help novena has been cancelled until further notice.

UPDATE:  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, there will not be a 2020 Parish Spaghetti Dinner.

All Religious Education Classes will resume in September 2020.

The St. Anthony Youth Group Meetings have been canceled until further notice.

Resurrection Catholic School: Consult the school website www.rcspa.org for updates to plans for the 2020–2021 school year.

In honor of the parish's Sesquicentennial, go to the following link to read about October's prize raffle and 150th anniversary momentos which will be available for purchase later in the season RAFFLE!

The Saturday night Narcotics Anonymous meetings have been canceled until further notice.

The organ concert scheduled for Sunday, October 4, 2020 featuring Parisian organist Vincent Dubois has been canceled.  The event will rescheduled in 2021 celebrating the church's sesquicentennial.





The Readings for the week and Mass Intentions can also be found in the

weekly BULLETIN.




August 7, 2020

Current Schedule

Sunday Mass
Saturday evening - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday morning -   8:30 a.m.
                             10:30 a.m.

Holy Day Vigil – 6:30 p.m.

Holyday–8:00 a.m.

               9:30 a.m. (during school year)

               6:30 p.m.

(Consult bulletin for changes.)

Weekday Mass
Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m.

Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturdays: 3:30–4:15 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
Tuesday evenings: 7:00 p.m.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

During the 8:30 a.m. Mass, September through May. Grades 1–4

Parish Religious Education

(Grades K, 1–12)

Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., September through May, (includes 8:30 a.m. Mass)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the lower church meeting room

Sacrament of Baptism

(Preregistration required.)
Instructions – First Monday of the month.
Baptism – Fourth Sunday of the month

Sacrament of Marriage

Contact the pastor at least one year in advance.  We follow the Common Policy of the Diocese.

Anointing of the Sick

Call the rectory at any time.

Visitation of the Homebound

Call the rectory.

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